Saturday, August 27, 2005

Boy Was I Dumb | this WEEK in TECH

"Yesterday Information Week published an article about podcasting quoting Feedburner's VP Business Development, Rick Klau. Klau quoted a figure of 41,000 for our subscribers. This is in direct violation of Feedburners stated privacy policy, and I consider it a real breach of trust. This information is proprietary and they don't have my permission to disclose it to any third party. It also damages us materially since he severely understated our subscriber base. We have 100,000 downloads per show from AOL alone." -- Leo Laporte, TWIT

1 comment:

Rick Klau said...

Not sure if you saw Leo's follow-up here. Quick summary: This Week In Tech had our "awareness API" feature enabled, which shared podcast stats with other parties like Podfeed and PodNova, who then use it to rank podcasts.

We've updated our policy on sharing info (even if it is publicly available) - details are here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop me a line. We take our publishers' concerns very seriously, and want to ensure that we are completely upfront about what we do (and why).



Rick Klau
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